South Florida Preparing Super Bowl 53 Bid: Report

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    Seattle Seahawks' Jermaine Kearse (15) celebrates a first down during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    With Sun Life Stadium’s long-awaited renovations now underway, the next step is to bid on bringing a Super Bowl to Miami. But that process is currently on hold, according to the Miami Herald.

    According to the Herald, the South Florida Super Bowl bid committee is ready to make a bid on Super Bowl 53. It was believed that a bid would have been due in August, but the league has put a hold on determining the home of Super Bowl 53, according to the Herald.

    South Florida hasn’t hosted a Super Bowl since 2010 when the New Orleans Saints defeated the Indianapolis Colts. While the Super Bowl festivities were ongoing that year, NFL commissioner said the big game wouldn’t return until significant improvements were made to Sun Life Stadium.

    That started a process of Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross first seeking public money to upgrade the facility before settling on paying for the renovations on his own.

    But, in a deal struck with the Miami-Dade County Commission, if the stadium can host another Super Bowl; the county will pay the team $4 million. The renovations at Sun Life will include new seats, suite upgrades, and a partial roof over the stadium.

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